Transnistrian passport

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Transnistrian passport
The front cover of a contemporary Transnistrian passport.
Issued by  Transnistria
Type of document Passport
Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements Transnistrian citizenship

The Transnistrian passport is issued to citizens of Transnistria for the purpose of international travel and for the purpose of legal identification within Transnistria.


As Transnistria is not recognised by the majority of nations of the world (with the exceptions of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, all of which are also mostly unrecognised), a Transnistrian passport is not valid for travel to most countries in the world. As dual nationality is permitted, most people affected are entitled to either a Moldovan, Russian or Ukrainian passport for travel abroad.[1]


The first passport was issued on October 1, 2001. Up to that point since the mid-1990s, citizens were issued a paper insert in addition to a passport of another state (or a passport to the Soviet Union of 1974) indicating the citizenship involvement in Transnistria.

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  1. ^ Munteanu, Angela; Igor Munteanu (May 2007). "Transnistria: a paradise for vested interests [PDF]" (PDF). SEER-South-East Europe Review for Labour. CEEOL (May): 58. Retrieved 2010-02-17.